Definition of teacher noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtiːtʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtiːtʃər//
Teaching and learning, People in schools, Professions, School life
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a person whose job is teaching, especially in a school a history/science, etc. teacher primary school teachers There is a growing need for qualified teachers of Business English. Vocabulary BuildingTeach and teachersVerbs teachJohn teaches French at the local school. She taught me how to change a tyre. educateOur priority is to educate people about the dangers of drugs. instructMembers of staff should be instructed in the use of fire equipment. trainShe’s a trained midwife. He’s training the British Olympic swimming team. coachHe’s the best football player I’ve ever coached. (British English) She coaches some of the local children in maths. tutor (North American English) She tutors some of the local children in math.Nouns teacherschool/​college teachers instructora swimming/​science instructor trainera horse trainer Do you have a personal trainer? coacha football coach tutortutors working with migrant children See related entries: Teaching and learning, People in schools, Professions, School lifeExtra examples He is chairman of the Parent Teacher Association. I’m good at cooking. I had a good teacher. She held the post of deputy head teacher at a school in Leeds. She was a public school teacher. He was accepted at Montfort Teacher Training College. teacher preparation programs teacher ratings of reading ability teachers working with less able students teachers working with pupils with special educational needs His teacher sent him home for the rest of the day. I used to work as a history teacher. She was an inspirational teacher. Skilled classroom teachers should be better rewarded. Teachers of sex education will be aware of some of the myths circulating among students. The main teachers’ union says more must be done to protect its members from assault. There must be some way to get rid of incompetent teachers. There’s always been a shortage of good math teachers. We are looking for qualified and experienced English teachers. Who’s your favourite teacher? a primary/​secondary school teacher an elementary/​a fourth-grade/​a high school teacher
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: teacher